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San Cristobal Island

This Island has all the basic facilities like telephone, Internet, drinking water, hospital, hotels and of course many sights.

The name comes from the Holy Island of sailors called San Cristobal. But others say that the island is named in honor of Christopher Columbus.

The English name of Chatham Island is coming from a nobleman from England named Count Chatham.

This is one of the oldest Galapagos islands with a total area of 558 km2, is the fifth largest island in Galapagos and San Joaquin mountain is the highest elevation 730 meters. above sea level.

 

The northern part of San Cristobal Island has some volcanic peaks that reveal their volcanic origin.

 

The south of the island is full of lush vegetation that includes: miconia shrubs, plants like Scalesia gordilloi and Calandrina Galapagos. There are also endemic to Galapagos ferns. More About Galapagos plants

 

Its main town is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno which is located south-west of the island and is also the capital of the Galapagos Islands

 

San Cristobal Island is the second in number of population of the archipelago.

 

The famous naturalist Charles Darwin who is the author of "On the Origin of Species" Galapago arrived in San Cristobal Island in 1835.

 

In 1935, a statue of Darwin was placed right on the spot where he first landed in the Galapagos Islands more than 170 years ago.

 

One of the two major airports are located on this island. Many visitors arrive and begin their tour of the islands in this place. Flight to Ecuador Galapagos leave only from the cities of Quito and Guayaquil.

 

San Cristobal Island or also called Chatham Island has a variety of hotels, restaurants and transportation.

 

The Galapagos National Park has offices that offer excellent information to all visitors so it is very easy to explore the island if you. You are on your own. San Cristobal also has a naval base.

 

San Cristobal Island has the largest lake in Galapagos freshwater. This lake is called "El Junco" and has an almost circular shape. It has 300 mts. wide and 6 meters. deep.

 

This place offers one of the most incredible scenery of the island and is located in the mountains south of this island.

 

. In this lake you can enjoy Galapagos admiring some birds such as gulls, blue and red legs and Galapagos finches

 

Near the lake you can visit Galapaguera is a sanctuary for giant tortoises Galapago

 

It is a long walk so do not forget to bring enough food, water and good shoes.

 

Progress is a small town near Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In this small town it worked a prison that was established in 1888. The prisoners were treated brutally and were forced to build a plant sugar cane and coffee plantation.

 

Tourist spots

Punta Pitt is a place that is northeast of Isla San Cristóbal.Si you like walking then this is the place perfecto.Es an excellent place to observe Galapagos hawks, gulls and other birds endemic to these Islas.Es also the only place where you can see Galapagos blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and masked boobies nesting in the same lugar.Este place also has a beautiful beach for swimming.

The Loberia: Is a beach located only 10 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.Durante trip You will see a rare and exotic vegetation you've probably never seen this beach antes.En find a large colony of sea lions resting in the Galapagos along the beach.

Lobos island is separated by a channel of Isla San Cristobal.Es an excellent place to practice snorkeling.Se can see sea lions, marine iguanas and azules.Llegar footed boobies this place takes small and peaceful island about a hour boat ride from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Frigate Hill: A walk about 1 km from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Once at the top of the hill you can enjoy an incredible view of sandy beaches blanca.Es also a good place to observe the exotic birds of Galapagos.

Kicker Rock: It is located outside San Cristobal Island. It is a place in the ocean composed of two large volcanic rocks cone-shaped with a height of 145 meters. the Océano.Estas two rocks form a channel that is navigable only by small boats. It is a good place for snorkeling and buceo.Varias birds flying around these rocks. The sea is crystal clear allowing you to see many tropical fish to a depth of 15 meters.

Puerto Ochoa: It is a charming and very peaceful white sand beach located northwest of San Cristobal. It is a good place for swimming and snorkeling.

Other Beaches: The beach Cabo de Horno is an excellent place for expert surfers and Puerto Grande is a nice beach to observe the Galapagos Seabird

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